Science & Technology

Google ‘doodles’ mathematician George Boole

New Delhi: Internet search giant Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to noted mathematician George Boole on his 200th birth anniversary.   George Boole was an English mathematician, logician and....

Volkswagen hit with Australian lawsuit over emissions scandal

Sydney: Troubled German carmaker Volkswagen has been hit with its first Australian class action lawsuit for selling vehicles that contained emissions defeating devices.   Bannister Law on Monday said it....

New app to locate people nearby who want to go out

London: Google has come up with a new app that tells you which friends are free and want to meet.   Named 'Who's Down', the app is available for free....

NASA’s Cassini captures Saturn moon Enceladus up close

Washington: Following a successful close flyby of Saturn's icy, geologically active moon Enceladus on Wednesday, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images.   During the dramatic flyby of....

World’s fastest all-electric car to be delivered to China

Beijing: The world's fastest two-seat, pure-electric sports car is to be delivered to a customer in China within weeks, the vehicle's builder said on Friday.   The owner will be....

Skype brings first ‘talking pictures’ to instant messaging

New Delhi: Microsoft's instant messaging, voice and video calling platform Skype on Thursday launched new interactive videos and moving emoticons specifically designed for India.   The new interactive videos or....

Australia to try out cloud passports

Canberra: Australia is looking at a trial of an innovation that would allow its citizens to travel overseas without a physical passport, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday.  ....

India opposes unilateral embargoes, joins call to lift Cuba sanctions

United Nations: India reiterated its unambiguous opposition to unilateral embargoes imposed by countries through their domestic laws as New Delhi voted Tuesday for a resolution calling for an end to....

US Senate passes cybersecurity bill

Washington: The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at promoting better cybersecurity information sharing between the private sector and the government.   The Senate voted 74 to 21....

Oracle’s silicon-based microprocessor takes data security to new level

San Francisco: At a time when cyber attacks to steal key data are proving to be a real nightmare for nations and companies, global software and cloud major Oracle has....

Get foreign currency through this app

Bengaluru: Foreign exchange dealers' online aggregator Fxkart.com on Monday unveiled a mobile application to buy/sell foreign currency and collected or delivered it at doorstep.   "The app will enable consumers....

Oracle goes aggressive, launches new cloud platforms

San Francisco: Making an aggressive push for its diversified software solutions and integrated cloud platforms, global software major Oracle on Sunday launched a slew of innovative moves to take on....

Revealed: Apple Watch to be launched in India on November 6

In what is sure to bring a smile for the Apple gadgets fans is that the Apple Watch is finally hitting the stores in our country. Yes, this indeed is....

Google’s Doodle ‘celebrates’ R.K. Laxman’s 94th birthday

Mumbai: Google 'celebrated' the 94th birthday of R.K. Laxman legendary cartoonist, and creator of 'The Common Man' with a special Doodle on Saturday.   The doodle, in black-and-white -- just....

MasterCard may go for selfies to authorize payments

New York: If you never felt inclined towards taking selfies, you may have to change your habit now. MasterCard is mulling to introduce a new technology that allows shoppers to....

European-Russian joint mission to colonise the Moon

London: In a fresh bid to build a permanent human colony on the Moon, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) have announced their first....

Why Facebook use drains your iPhone battery

New York: Have you ever wondered as to why using Facebook drains your iPhone's battery like no other app? It is because social networking platform has been constantly tracking your....

Apple told to pay $234 mn for using BITS graduates’ technology

Washington:Tech giant Apple has been told to pay $234 million to the intellectual property arm of Wisconsin University, Madison, for using without permission patented technology developed by its team, including....

India’s first Prime Minister is Narendra Modi?

Google is not always right!   We all rely on Google when it comes to looking up information about anything, right from collecting information on a pencil to that on....

Smartphone to track agricultural water use in US

New York: A team of US scientists has developed a new technology that uses smartphone to track agricultural water use by allowing farmers to produce field-scale maps of water consumption.....

Indian-Americans lose young scientist title; 5 in final

Washington: Indian-Americans failed to win the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge even as five of them made it to the final ten in the competition to develop scientific....

Twitter to layoff 8 percent of its global workforce, says CEO

New York: Twitter has finally announced to cut eight percent of its global workforce - nearly 330 jobs - to strengthen the micro-blogging site that is facing slow user growth....

Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon war over festive sales offers

Bengaluru: India's leading e-tailers Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon have locked in no-holds bar branding wars to push merchandise sales in the upcoming festive season through the digital world.   With....

Google launches Nexus 6P, 5X in India

New Delhi: Internet giant Google on Tuesday launched its flagship Nexus devices -- Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X -- priced between Rs.31,990 and Rs.42,999.   While the Huawei....

Airtel to offer Rs.15,000 freebies with iPhones

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from Friday through 235 of its retail stores across the country, a company statement said here on Tuesday.....

Vivo V1 Max: Unboxing and hands-on review

Vivo, the Chinese manufacturer that recently entered the Indian cellular market, has launched Vivo V1 Max for the Indian market. V1 Max looks a lot like the Vivo X5 Max,....

Google dedicates doodle to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

New Delhi: Internet search giant Google on Tuesday paid tributes to Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his birth anniversary.   The doodle showed the musician singing, his left....

400,000 Volkswagen cars in Britain need engine mending

London: Volkswagen's British managing director Paul Willis has said about 400,000 Volkswagen cars in Britain will need changes to their fuel injection system.   He apologized before the Commons Transport....

#DiwaliDilKiDealWali: The big fat Snapdeal Diwali sale!

NEW DELHI: Snapdeal, the e-commerce giant, has come up with a discount offer under the name ‘Electronics Monday Sale,’ where it is offering electronic gadgets at discounted prices.   The....

China to build charging stations to power electric cars

Beijing: China will build enough charging stations by 2020 to satisfy power demand for five million electric vehicles.   To accelerate construction, the government will encourage the use of private....